Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dec. 15th

I am sorry I did not get the newsletter in my blog again. I am always in a hurry to get it done and taken to the printer, and send it to a few folks, I forget to put it in my blog.

Some sad news Tom Anderson passed away.




Also  my Canasta playing buddy, Ken Eshelman died Dec. 15

Ken had been in and out of the hospital 



Monday, December 3, 2018

Dec3rd News


Winter Cards
Winter Images, Scraps and Graphics

More Orkut Picture Scraps



Thanks to Judy Dekoning for doing the newsletter this week. I took Bobby to Mexico for another Dental appointment, they are so busy over there now that we had to take this appointment. We have to go back next week also but it will be Monday afternoon.
We have had some beautiful weather but the next week looks kind of cold, upper 60's for highs
It looks like some really lovely Christmas decorations going up around the park! I will try to get some pictures.

RVE CLUB MEETING –

Chair John Geer called meeting to order.

Bev Telfor led us in the “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.


Accompanist – Jan Delashmit

Invocation – John Geer


Secretary Report – Max Topel

Treasurer Report – Sandy Novak

New Chairs are asked to request a form from Sandy re: money

Properties Report – Ron Zoller: Damaged cord on coffee maker has been replaced. There’s been a request to put chairs away after Monday meetings for Line Dancing Tuesday.



Report from Managers Craig and Dana Daves:

Please pay attention to people in the Park; get license numbers when possible and REPORT to Management. There have been solicitors knocking on doors. NO SOLICITING IS ALLOWED IN THE PARK.

Again – Pick up waste from your pets!!

When coming in at night, stop to assure the gate closes after you and nobody enters who’s not supposed to be here. When leaving make sure nobody swings over from the entrance and comes in. There will be a park wide Christmas Decorating contest. Date/Details TBA

If you have a camper stored in A or B rows, please see Craig.

Maps, new rules of the Park, etc. have been put in all mailboxes. Please fill out and return the info form to the Office. New stickers are provided, but old ones are fine.

Thanx to the Elves for decorating the Office. Decorations are sparse and if you have extra, or ones to loan it would be appreciated.


Board Members -- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Mike Reiff, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Gordon Amos, Jim Moeller.


Helen Curtis asks we call 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call her ; leave message, leave name. Card is up for Carol Hansen on the death of her mother. A card will be put up for Martha Millenger, former resident.

Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com

Website for park is riovalleyestates.com

Club website by Judi Dekoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only” page, the password is riovalley.

Upcoming Events

December 7th - Patio Sale

December 10th – Blood Profile talk b/4 meeting

December 11th Italian Dinner

December 13th – Ladies Wine Party

December 18th Golf cart parade

December 20th – Mens party

December 21st Christmas Show

December 25th Christmas Dinner

December 31st New Years Party in Hall





There are packages at the back of the Hall for Christmas gifts for Roberto and Jesse.

Nancy Gonnerman #23 takes blood pressure readings prior to Monday meetings (behind stage).

Activity Calendars for the 2018 - 2019 season are posted. Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of additions or changes.

Notify news editor (standing in for Mary Lou Benson), Donna Gabbert at #270, 956-968-6684, if aware of changes in Chairman of activities and or wanting anything published in the newsletter, Signed written notes please.

Park Breakfast is enjoyed at Fiesta Tex-Mex on Thursdays, 8 a.m. All are welcome.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Are you sorting through your valuable items? Get busy .. PATIO SALE is Friday, Dec. 7th.

Don't forget Golfers! Draw for Tea times at 10:00a.m. Friday, golf at 12:00

A reminder from Joyce Amos. The Ladies Wine and Cheese Party, is Dec. 13th at 3:00p.m. Bring a wine glass in a gift bag to exchange and a bottle of wine, or your choice, to share and $3.00

Italian Dinner on Dec. 11th – Soup, Lasagna, Salad, Breadsticks, and Dessert. Social Hour at 4:30, dinner at 5. $9.00 pp Tickets are going rapidly; only 6 left. They will take names for a cancellation list. Will serve restaurant style. Bring table service and a ‘to go’ dish. Chair Kunkels #411




Friday, November 30, 2018

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Sorry I didnt get the newsletter posted this last Monday, too much going on right now.
We just got home from a charter flight to Wendover NV. We were delayed taking off becuz of a Winter storm out there
I took this picture on the way to the airport from our motel, I think the main problem was the icy runway and there was a lot of fog

I have to add this cute picture of our Grand dog Molly

We had some cold weather already this Season especially last month but it sure is nice this week.

Aren't these little pups cute? I took the picture with them sitting on my golf cart with their Winter coats on!

I will try to remember to put the newsletter in this coming Monday but it will be late as we need to go to the Dentist Monday morning and Judy Dekoning will be doing the newletter


Monday, November 19, 2018

Nov. 19th

RVE CLUB MEETING –

Chair Darlene Bryant called meeting to order.

Bev Telfor led us in the “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.



Accompanist – Jan Delashmit

Invocation – Irene Quail



Secretary Report – Marge Rexroad

Treasurer Report – Sandy Novak

new phone for Sandy, 507-473-3193



Properties Report – Ron Zollar said after your functions besure to clean up, kitchen and floors

Replacing rope lights after Brock comes



Report from Managers: Turn off all the lights when done using them, utilities are going up and they don't want to have to raise our rent.

There's a box in the Lobby from the Police Dept. Put toys in for kids, it will be picked up Dec. 20th

Jan has gone to Wisconcin to be with her Mother so Vicki Davis is helping in the office.

Hats for sale for $11.50, green jackets reduced for sale at $4.00 lined, $3.00 unlined

Dana ask for help decorating lobby for christmas!



Board Members -- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Mike Reiff, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Gordon Amos, Jim Moeller.



Helen Curtis asks we call 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call her & leave message, leave name. This week cards for:

Anita Madson, her husband , Harvey passed away.

A memorial service was held

Ken Eshelman, former resident, Pneumonia, Betty Wieners, hospital, Stroke, Virginia Haberkamp, former resident, broke her hip



Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com



Website for park is riovalleyestates.com

Club website by Judi Dekoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.



Upcoming Events





November 22nd Thanksgiving dinner

December 7th Patio Sale

December 11th Italian Dinner

December 18th Golf cart parade

Dave Johnson has park phone books, $1.50 ea. Purchase from Dave at #93



Nancy Gonnerman #23 takes blood pressure readings prior to Monday meetings (behind stage).



Activity Calendars for the 2018 - 2019 season are posted. Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of additions or changes.



Notify news editor (standing in for Mary Lou Benson), Donna Gabbert at #270, 956-968-6684, if aware of any changes in chairpersons/times of activities. Signed written notes please.



Sunday Church has begun with Dr. Tom Cassidy our pastor. Time is 8:30 a.m.

Also choir practice on Saturdays, at 9:30,needing singers





Park Breakfast is enjoyed at Fiesta Tex-Mex on Thursdays, 8 a.m. All are welcome.



UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS





Are you sorting through your valuable items? Get busy .. PATIO SALE is Friday, Dec. 7th. That's when you put items on your patio & sell them for fabulous prices so you will have $$$$$ for Christmas shopping. Walk or drive around the park & purchase items you cannot live without!



Darlene Bryant will make a sign-up sheet for those folks who wish to provide donuts for Monday meetings,

Thanks go to Jim and Darlene Ales for providing the donuts this Monday



Singles Happy Hour – on the Patio, weather permitting

every Thursday at 3:00p.m. Except this Thursday, (Thanksgiving)



Don't forget Golfers! Gordon Amos says draw for Tea times at 10:00a.m. Friday, golf at 12:00



Bev Telfor #208 has Epson ink, #273

free to a good home



Nancy Gonnerman Chair for Thanksgiving, any questions contact her at lot #23. Sheets are missing table 6 and table 8, she needs names to give those two tables their Potatos

People can still sign up to come on empty lines



Italian Dinner on Dec. 11th – Soup, Lasagna, Salad, Breadsticks, and Dessert. Social Hour at 4:30, dinner at 5. $9.00 pp , prefer tables of 8 but not necessary Tickets go on sale next week. Chair Kunkels #411



Golf cart and caroling December 18th, decorated golf carts and festive attire is encouraged says Mary Norby, Chair.

Meet at the Hall at 5:00p.m. Leave at 5:30

Return for refreshments at 6:15



No Social Hour Wednesday, the hall will be set up for Thanksgiving





























New folks to the park are Randy and Jo Hinkle at #154

He sells at the Don-Wes flea market, T-shirts, jackets and knife business

April Walling #253 She works at the High School



Bingo – Please no bills larger than $5.00, cards are $.50 each



Rex Rexroad said, Dec. 21st 80 children to entertain Sharon Barksdale will be in charge of the little treat bags for each child.

He also thanked all those for cards and prayers when he went thru his heart surgery



Judy Nordquist and John Geer nominated for Chair persons for Dec. and Jan. will vote next Mon. 2nd place will be the Co-Chair





GAME RESULTS

Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. WRITE LEGIBLY!



CANASTA – Table of 6–

Nov. 12th

Table of 4 - Mary Jean Steward, Donna Gabbert, 31,465

Table of 6 - Catherine Donovan, Patty Lamp, Fran Hryniw

32,940

Nov.14th

Table of 4 – Frank Willard, Fran Hryniw

Nov. 16th

Table of 6

Catherine Donovan, Mary Jean Steward, Fran Hryniw

34,995



DOMINOES – Mexican Train – Nov. 13th– Ed Marcukaitis,Donna Gabbert, Dick Topel, Janel Baker

Nov. 18th– Fran Hryniw, Darlene Bryant, Ken Borah, Dan Bryant, Verna Fisher, Dick Topel



DUMMY RUMMY – Nov. 17th-

1st – Robert Lingle 222 2nd - Larry McFarland 240

3rd – Sharon Sprague 248 4th - Clyde Reed 256

T

BRIDGE -

1st. - Catherine Donovan

2nd – Dolores Mason



TIC

Nov. 14

1st - Nancy Argo 157

2nd -Chuck Gonnerman 191

3rd -Mary Hennigar 199

4th - Al Lenius 210



PINOCHLE NOV. 17TH

1st – Margaret Davis 483

2nd - Raymond Davis 464



TEXAS HOLDEM POKER – Nov. 17

1st – Harriet Stromer

2nd – John Quail

3rd – tie – June Clement and Judy Nordquist













Tuesday, November 13, 2018

note

I will post news mainly on Mondays now, also put in the newsletter from the Monday morning meetings

there are 3 cards for us to sign

Ken Eshelman former resident, in the hospital, pneumonia
Betty Wieners lot 415 in the hospital, stroke
Anita Madson, #52, her husband, Harvey passed away

We are about to freeze to death down here...tonight to get down to below freezing for several hours
and it's been very cold and windy the last few days, shelters are open to those who have no heat.
It's about 6:15 Tuesday night and it's 50 degrees and have had strong winds all day out of the North which made it seem colder than it is,some winds up to 50mph during the night last night. Lows to be 32, in the morning, with wind chills in the 20's!Wed. and Thurs. 59 and 66 for highs warming up this coming weekend to mid 70's.


Monday, November 12, 2018

November 12th


RVE CLUB MEETING – Our park owner, Walter Piper opened the meeting this morning. His message is on the back side of this paper.



Chair Darlene Bryant called meeting to order. Bev Telfor had each person who served in the military to come up front and we all gave them a big round of applause for their service.



Bev Telfor led us in the “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.



Accompanist – Jan Delashmit

Invocation – Darlene Bryant, had a reading called “After Glow”



Secretary Report – Marge Rexroad

Treasurer Report – Sandy Novak

new phone for Sandy, 507-473-3193



Properties Report – Ron Zollar, When using the Hall turn

off all the lights.There's some dishes on the back counter that some one has left, claim them or they will get thrown away.

The committee still working on our rope lights, and possibly replacing the kitchen floor



Report from Managers:

Dana said there's a new system where each person will receive a receipt for their rent. They will be placed in your mail boxes by the end of the day.

There's shirts and jackets and hats for sale.

Some light poles will be replaced so power may be shut off

this afternoon and tomarrow

The 99 water heater is being fixed today so no hot water in

the bathrooms in the 99's

Bev Telfor said there were some issues regarding water backing up and also Sharaon Bussinger had the same issues and wanted the park to look into a possible problem with the city sewer pipes.



Board Members -- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Mike Reiff, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Gordon Amos, Jim Moeller.



Helen Curtis asks we call 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call her & leave message, leave name.

A card will go up for Anita Madson, her husband Harvey has had a stroke

It was reported that Doris Armistead doing well after blood clots in her arm and is in re-hab



Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com



Website for park is riovalleyestates.com

Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.



Upcoming Events



November 14th Happy Hour Hot Dogs $2.00 pp

November 22nd Thanksgiving dinner

Dave Johnson has park phone books, $1.50 ea.  Purchase from Dave at #93
  Nancy Gonnerman #23 takes blood pressure readings prior to Monday meetings (behind stage).

  Activity Calendars for the 2018 - 2019 season are posted.  Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of additions or changes.

    Notify news editor (standing in for Mary Lou Benson), Donna Gabbert at #270, 956-968-6684, if aware of any changes in chairpersons/times of activities.  Signed written notes please.

   Sunday Church has begun with Dr. Tom Cassidy our pastor.  Time is 8:30 a.m. Bible Study on Fridays not yet.
 
  Senior Yoga is held 9 a.m. Wed. & Fri.
--Line Dancing
9 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays each week.

   Park Breakfast is enjoyed at Fiesta Tex-Mex on Thursdays, 8 a.m.  All are welcome.
 
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
 
For Wednesday Happy Hour – hot dogs!  $2.00pp
Bring a side dish to share, Fred Goldsberry will play

Thanksgiving will be chaired by Chuck and Nancy Gonnerman, There's a sign-up sheet in the back of the hall, please sign up by Nov. 16th so they know how many Turkeys to buy, Turkey and Potatoes furnished
she explained that there will be tables of 16, chairman to get with the folks at their table to decide your own menu,
When signing up put your lot # on the sheet.

 Are you sorting through your valuable items?  Get busy .. PATIO SALE is this Friday, Dec. 7th.  That's when you put items on your patio & sell them for fabulous prices so you will have $$$$$ for Christmas shopping.   Walk or drive around the park & purchase items you cannot live without!

Darlene Bryant will make a sign-up sheet for those folks who wish to provide donuts for Monday meetings,
This Monday they were provided by anominously

Bingo starts Nov. 17th, $.50 a card

Singles Happy Hour – on the Patio, weather permitting
every Thursday at 3:00p.m.

Rex Rexroad has a pkg. For tours and travel, Judy Dekoning will look thru the material.

Chair Darlene said police would come to talk about neighborhood watch but no one interested in them coming

No one spoke up for doing Breakfast on Saturday for Dec.

Walter Piper was here with his Daughter, Sandy, and Nathan and wife Faye. He introduced our new mgrs. And said for them to run it like they own it. Also for us to send out some of our beautiful brochures to folks up North and tell them that we have the friendliest park in the Valley and have the most fun here. Encourage new retirees to come. His Daughter, Sandy is in Florida and if you wish to call and visit with her, you may do so.  She will be coming here from Florida more often . Nathan's wife , Faye had health issues this Summer and she thanked all who sent cards and prayers her way. Nathan and Faye are working to get our sales computer and office computers updated.



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A very good e-mail received

Some times there are e-mails that get sent to me I just feel like sending along to all of you. this is one of those

12 lessons

These 12 short stories are all very good lessons, and really made us think 
twice about the daily happenings in our lives as we deal with others.! !
  

1. 
Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I'm
   working on for my Psychology class.  When I asked her to define success in   her own words, she said, "Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile."
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2. 
Today, I asked my mentor - a very successful business man in his 70s-
   what his top 3 tips are for success.  He smiled and said, 
"Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do   something no one else is doing."
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3.   
Today, after my 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me
   at the grocery store and gave me a hug.  When I tensed up, she realized I   didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most   sincere smile and said , "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center."
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4.  
Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side
   of the road holding him and crying.  And just before he died, 
he licked the tears off my face.
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5.  
Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so
   I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat   tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. 
A man in   a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I starttomorrow.
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6.  
Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my
   mother's hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. 
She simply said, "I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often."
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7. 
Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small
   hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first   time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.
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8. 
Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start
   recycling. I chuckled and asked, "Why?" She replied, "So you can help me   save the planet." I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save   the planet?"
Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said.
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9. 
Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient 
laughing
   hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics, I suddenly realized that  
I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.
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10. 
Today, a boy in a wheelchair  saw me desperately struggling on crutches
   with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. 
He
   helped me all the  way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said,
"I hope you feel better soon."
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11.  
Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back
  
malignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, "Thinking of you  today. If you need me, I'm a phone call away."
It was from a high school   friend I hadn't seen in 10 years.
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12. 
Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. 
He
   said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and   unhealthy.  
Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he 
was   eating. 
The first thing the man said was, "We can share it.
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The best sermons are lived, not preached.
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I am glad I have you to send these to.
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